2nd anniversary of the Death of Bronx John.
In Memoriam 1974 – 2006
Two years ago, August 9th, 2006, legendary messenger “Bronx” John was killed by a cab near the Williamsburg Bridge, Brooklyn
Stop by and visit his memorial bike on Roebling and South 4th and remember it could be any one of us.
Picture from flickr by: Clovis
We miss you brother.
Thanks to UrbanVelo for posting about John and these comments from John’s Mother: SHARON MC LAUGHLIN
August 1, 2008
It is coming up on two years that Jonathan has passed and the guy who mowed him down never even sent any condolences or showed up at court. A warrent for his arrest is now in effect.
It is still hard to believe Jonathan is gone. It is grief that doesn’t end.
My thanks to all Jonathan’s Friends and especially the fellows and ladies who went to his memorial service.
Jonathan would have been 34 years old, June 7. The accident happened on his sister’s 18th birthday, August 9th 2006. He was clinically dead. Only life support kept his organs going. The support was removed 8-14-2006, he expired at approx. 11:37pm another factor is if the Police went down to the third name on his cell it said call Mom, Believe it.
The Bike is still there near the bridge, often go to visit it in disbelief.
Remember it can happen to any one, even though Juan Rodigues feels no remorse and considers it a accident, if so why didn’t he show up?
My assumption is he was on his cell phone, trying to make up for lost time, (he was only 6 blocks from his apartment) or had put too many hours in his reflexs were slow.
This was a company limo he was driving on company time out of his zone for what ever the witness claim he was speeding. The Bodyly damage of Jonathan is the proof.
There are no laws on the books to have arrested him if he didn’t smell of alochol, yet
what about drugs which have no odor.
Well Jonathan visits me in dreams to check up on me and say hellooo and tell me his ok and loves me. My life is very empty without him.
The guy who claims Johanthan said he was Jewish there is some truth to it my Mother which I met when I was 27 Years old was Jewish Thus, this made Jonathan also we where raised Catholic but in reality who cares religon, color, etc. We also had a on going thing which this around the holiday with this women in our bldg. In Pelham Parkway House every Jewish Holoday, Don’t want to go into details–But Jonathan would act out to get away from her.
My Deepest thanks to all of his friends even though don’t know any of you.
SHARON MC LAUGHLIN
(JONATHAN A. NEESEâ€™S MOTHER)
JUST SAY HELLO WHEN YOU RIDE PAST HIS BIKE!!”
Testimonials on John Neese here, from New York Bike Messenger Association.
Memorial ride remembered on Razor Apple